A Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War put up a fight against a man who was stealing his wallet and his car at a Texas gas station.
Navy veteran Allan Huddleston, 69, stopped at a Shell Gas Station near Fort Worth, Texas, to pick up a newspaper when a man approached him and asked for money and cigarettes on Jan. 15, Fox4 reported.
The man then pushed passed Huddleston and jumped into his truck.
“He’s in my truck trying to drive off,” Huddleston said. “So I reach in there, and I grab him around his neck in a head hold, I guess you’d call it. I drag him out of the truck.”
The fight between the two men was captured on surveillance video. During the fight, the attacker was able to grab Huddleston’s wallet and his keys.
Huddleston then held onto the truck door while the man drove away with his vehicle. Huddleston was dragged several feet before he had to let go. Huddleston broke his leg after the vehicle partially ran him over.
“He put up a fight,” said Richland Hills Police Capt. Sheena McEachran. “And I would expect nothing less from our veterans out there.”
Police later found Huddleston’s truck in Fort Worth abandoned and returned it to him.
“By golly, partner. There’s no doubt in my mind you’ve done this before,” Huddleston said to the perpetrator, who is still out there. “And I guarantee it’ll catch up to you if you haven’t been caught yet. But you will be caught. You’re a sorry individual.”